An ancient Jain bronze altarpiece finely cast with the principal image of a tirthankara seated in dhyanasana on a cushion.The Jina is flanked by lions, gods and goddesses.The back is inscribed and most likely dated.Well handled with the silver inlays absent.
Rasjasthan or Gujurat,India
6 inches H. 3 3/8 inches W.
A very lovely Nepalese brass oil lamp cast with the Hindu figures Ganesha and Vishnu resting under a canopy of cobras..The meaning of having Ganesha is "auspicious beginnings" and Vishnu under the cobras means "knowledge and enlightenment"..The oil lamp is lit to dispel the gloom of ignorance and throw light on the start of a new day. Fine worn patina.Rare in this quality.Exceptional casting.
6 1/2 inches H. 7 inches L.
A complete and rare Islamic bronze pen box and ink pot used by muslim scribes.The long containers held the reeds and the minaret
shaped container held the ink.
10 inches L. 6 inches H.
A magnificent and rare copy of selections from the "Dasam Granth."
This book was composed by the 10'th Sikh Guru...Guru Gobind Singh.
The pages are hand written and colored in several different shades with outlines of leaves,flowers and rectangular panels.There is also an extensive use of gold on the pages.
Slight water staining.Otherwise in excellent condition.
The leather boards are detached but have been saved.
5 inches W. 4 1/2 inches H. 1 1/2 inches Thick
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A large and impressive painting of the Hindu diety Krishna as Shri-Nathji.
Slight tear to upper left,some rubbing and some paper wrinkling.
13 inches L. 10 inches H.
18 inches H. and 20 inches W. in frame
A set of 4 antique traditional painted playing cards from India.Similar in style and technique to Indian miniature paintings.
Gently used condition.Frame is a little battered.
Moghul period.Early playing cards from India are rectangular,
later playing cards are round.
Each card is 2 1/2 inches W. 4 inches H.
Framed 13 1/2 inches W. 6 1/2 inches H.